SHE Manager (Systems)

Cambridgeshire, England
Oct 18, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
AstraZeneca UK
Life Sciences, Other
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

SHE Manager (Systems)

Salary: Competitive

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change we seize it and make it happen, because an opportunity no matter how small can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential.

At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we're resetting expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we're on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that transform lives. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you're swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person.

We now seek a talented person with a background in developing SHE systems and training. Are you passionate about managing SHE risks and developing SHE systems that exceed customer expectations? Have you proven experience in supporting change and developing partnerships?

This is the role of SHE Manager, who plays a key role supporting the operations of science activities as well as improving the effectiveness of the newly formed Cambridge SHE Team. We are looking for a great 'people person' with high energy, enthusiasm, who is highly organised, adaptable and passionate about supporting the development of our SHE culture and processes.

Cambridge is a major focus for AstraZeneca. We already have a number of sites here, and we're also investing in a new Global R&D Centre and Corporate Headquarters on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Working closely with our Cambridge teams brings plenty of opportunities for the SHE team to support as well as you to develop.

You'll be reporting to the Head of SHE (Cambridge) and leading developments in the SHE team as well as across a number of different sites, managers and teams. This role will have outputs that define our SHE Culture. You'll be a key member of the growing SHE team, using your professional competence, experience and collaborations skills to build, develop and embed the SHE systems in Cambridge. You will liaise with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally, domestically and internationally. It means a fantastic opportunity to see the workings of a world-leading pharmaceutical company and develop your passion about what we do - perfect if you're ambitious and keen to learn.

In this role, you will:-

  • Influence colleagues and key stakeholders to become effective Safety Leaders
  • Support teams where projects are being delivered ensuring: SHE legal requirements are effectively discharged, responsibilities are mapped and controls are appropriate/embedded
  • Work closely with the SHE team to ensure that performance reports are relevant, shared and communicated to key stakeholders. Work with team to ensure continuous improvements are considered and knowledge is shared
  • Coach and support significant incident investigation activities to ensure effective incident investigation processes are applied so as to understand immediate and underlying causes, implement actions to prevent recurrences and disseminate learning
  • Draft Alerts and Lessons Learnt documentation - formal issue via SHE Team
  • Support contractors, consumers and teams in development and implementation of SHE training plans, competency and capability requirements for colleagues to enhance awareness, engagement and competence
  • Support the development of others through SHE based training, coaching & mentoring

Essential Requirements

  • Holds a Nebosh Diploma or equivalent in health, science or engineering discipline
  • Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) in a science, bioscience or pharmaceutical environment
  • Technical expertise / sound understanding of SHE regulatory requirements
  • Ability to prioritise, manage and deliver high quality projects/tasks simultaneously and effectively in a dynamic fast paced environment to successful delivery
  • Ability to influence others, act proactively, think beyond the role and drive continuous improvement

Desired requirements

  • Ideally holds CMIOSH Accreditation with evidence of CPD
  • Project and people management experience
  • Ability to prioritise, manage and deliver high quality projects/tasks simultaneously and effectively in a dynamic fast paced environment to successful delivery
  • Ability to influence others, act proactively, think beyond the role and drive continuous improvement

We are looking for a candidate with relevant expertise and experience, but more importantly a problem solver, simplificator, integrator, connector and communicator. A change agent who can effectively influence, who works with an agile, positive mind-set and has the ability to think differently and make it happen.

Closing Date: 30Th November 2016

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.